A System of Midwifery a System of Midwifery

A System of Midwifery a System of Midwifery (Paperback)

By Edward Rigby 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153174472
EAN: 9781153174473
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 390
Publish Date: 2010-01-31
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...in putting an adult and otherwise healthy mother into such imminent danger of her life for the sake of a child which is too weak to support existence. Circumstances may nevertheless occur where the pelvis is so narrow that the child cannot be brought even piecemeal through the natural passage: in this case, even if the child be dead, the operation becomes unavoidable. Under the above-mentioned circumstances it is the duty of the surgeon to perform the operation; and he can do it with the more confidence from the knowledge of many cases upon record where it has succeeded even under very unfavourable circumstances, and where it has been performed very awkwardly: moreover, it seems highly probable that the unfavourable results of this operation cannot often be attributed to the operation itself, but to other circumstances. Not unfrequently the uterus has been so bruised, irritated, and injured by the violent and repeated attempts to deliver by turning or the forceps, and the patient so exhausted, and brought into such a spasmodic and feverish state by the fruitless pains and vehement efforts, together with the anxiety and restlessness which must occur under such circumstances, that it is impossible for the operation to prove successful. Here it is an important rule that we should decide as soon as possible whether she can be delivered by the natural passages or not: we should allow of no useless or forcible attempts to deliver her; and if these have been made, we should carefully examine whether the passages, &c. have been injured, and proceed to the operation without delay. Moreover, the patient can the more easily make up her mind to the operation, as she will suffer far less than from the fruitless efforts and attempts to deliver her by the...
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Title: A System of Midwifery a System of Midwifery
Publisher: General Books
Author: Edward Rigby
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153174472
EAN: 9781153174473
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 390
Publish Date: 2010-01-31
Binding: Paperback

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